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services. derek "because there's so much stuff there for students to use, that's probably what they're most excited about, seeing computers available and collaboration rooms for them to work in. that's something that they're really excited about seeing." various student services used to be located in six different buildings around campus. now they are right here, in the pennington student achievement center. mariah "the fact that they have the writing center and the math center all in one place now, you don't have to find certain buildings, i think that's a really good thing." it also has an advising center, career studio, and scholars programs, as well as a disabilty veterans center. about 17-hundred veterans attend the university onevada. eric "we specialize and we lead in collaboration. so, it's getting our veterans up for success, and that's what our main goal for our veterans is." how about you guys. whohoo! this genetics class is in one of two brand new state of the art classrooms -- set up in a non- traditional way. derek "they are designed in kind of a 360-degree method, which
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every wall of the classroom. it also allows students to put their own laptop screens up on the walls." other things are set up for students to relax -- like the meditation and reflection room and the social stairs. corinne "you're at the social steps, talking to other people or if you even wanted to, you could probably get a lot of studying done here, too." this building was supposed to open last month -- in time for the spring semester but they decided rather than to rush it, to take their time and do it right. there's still plenty of construction on campus -- including a health center and the great basin dorm next door. covering school watch live, paul nelson, channel 2 news. "now here's mike alger's first look at the pinpoint 2 forecast" this will be a very mild and uneventful weather week. a large ridge of high pressure is building in offshore which will deflect the energy of any
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temperatures will climb from the mid-50s tuesday into the upper 60s by the end of the work week before a low energy system moves in over the weekend, giving us only a slight chance of a shower on
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if you're just joining us let's catch you up on the big story we covered at 5.... nevada's republican caucus is tomorrow and the presidential candidates are making plenty of appearances across the silver state. this morning doctor ben carson spoke to a crowd of about 400 people at piper's opera house in virginia city... and this afternoon senator marco rubio spoke to a crowd at the peppermill. rubio: when i am president of the united states i will be the first president in a very long time who believes that the government shouldn't own a majority of the land in the state of nevada." crowd cheers dr. ben carson: "i've become convinced as i've looked under the hood of the engine that runs america that it is in critical conditions." and more candidates are on the way to nevada... texas senator ted cruz will be speaking at the boys and girls club on foster drive in reno tonight.
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will host a rally at the rose ballroom at the nugget tomorrow, starting at noon. for much more on the campaigning, stay tuned for channel 2 news at 6:30. in money watch... on average, americans upgrade their smart phones every 18 months, but that doesn't mean your old device is worthless. ky sisson spoke with a local cell phone recycling company and has more on how you can safely get top dollar for your smart phone. when university of nevada student matthew sterrett and business partner edwardo morales started "sell your used iphones dot com", they entered an incredibly competitive, 742 million dollar industry. but while big players such such as gazelle and usell.com dominate the market, this local business is getting a piece of the action. sterrett- "we saw that it was difficult to sell an iphone or ipad online and we saw that the cash rewards for it weren't that high and we kind of set out to fix it." through advertising on google,
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resell a few hundred phones before officially launching their company this month. customers agree to a price and send in their phones using a mailer provided by sell your used iphones dot com. once morlaes clears all data and refurbishes the device, they sell it on ebay. their motto...selling made simple. starrett- "we pretty much made it our goal to set up a better way for people to do that." they tell us building a credible reputation through professional mailers, a clean website, and positive customer reviews, is fundamental to a cell phone recycling business. last year channel 2 reported on a cell phone trade company accused of scaming people out of their promised by back price. the company was investigated by office. eduardo- "there are some companies that people send in devices that are worth $200 and they get a check in the mail for $15". morales is a certified apple technican and started buying and selling iphones as a hobby in college. morales- "i like to be able to help people get them for a more reasonable price because they
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and they are working to do just that by keeping their prices competitive and growing their reputation. covering money watch, ky sisson, channel 2 news. also in money watch... gas prices are now two dollars a gallon on average in the silver state. according to gas buddy to com... the average price of regular unleaded contines to fall... down 8 cents in the last week. nationwide, the average prices dropped just under 2 cents in the past week... and is now a dollar 71. gas buddy expects prices to stay low on the west coast in the wholesale gas prices. in cone zone... n-dot says it expects to remove a large boulder from u-s 50 tomorrow morning. the boulder rolled onto the highway in the glenbrook area of lake tahoe saturday night at around 6:30. n-dot estimates that the boulder is nine feet wide and six feet tall. n-dot plans to contract
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break apart and then remove the boulder. until then, one lane of westbound u-s 50 will remain closed. and mike alger will have a look at your forecast, coming up. most people don't bring cleaning wipes with them to the hospital. but coming up in tonight's health watch... hear why one woman says it could save lives - straight ahead. plus, our ask the doctor phone lines are still open - if you'd like to speak with a cardiologist about your heart -- or your kids. to speak with dr. letitia anderson - from the renown institute for heart and vascular health - dial 858-2222 right now. but first... federal regulators have issued new safety guidelines for hoverboards sold in the u-s.... how one of the biggest manufacturers of the toys is responding, after the break. "you're watching channel 2 news... with kristen remington,
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welcome back... the hoverboard, or self balancing scooter was a popular holiday gift last year. but the consumer product safety commission says the toy is responsible for more than 50 reported fires since december. as john potter reports, the commission is now telling manufacturers to raise safety
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nats: outdoors sounds the holiday season's hot toy is being linked to dozens of fires in 24 states since december...resulti ng in millions of dollars in property damage. this home in nashville was destroyed by fire last month. and this family's christmas celebration was ruined. johnson: "the toy was just sitting right here on the floor and it just blew up. and sparks and fire started coming from the toy." the consumer product safety commission issued newly updated, voluntary safety standards to manufacturers, retailers and importers. it says boards that do not comply pose "...an unreasonable risk of fire to consumers...." who "...risk serious injury or death if their hover boards ignite and burn." kean: "this is really a shot across the bow from the consumer product safety commission saying that, if you are bringing product in, and you're not meeting these standards, we're going to consider them defective." nats: bang the fires appear to stem from excess heat... generated by the boards' lithium batteries. burns: "you can clearly look at this device and see the fire started inside the device." nats: zoom
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cpsc is actively investigating is also one of the biggest, swagway... which has been hit with a class action complaint in december over an alleged fire kean: "recalls are inevitable. it will happen." yesterday... swagway said its products have always met international safety standards, using industry-approved materials. in a statement, swagway says it "...is in support of complying with the new guidelines set forth by the cpsc." covering the story, john potter, channel 2 news. swagway says no hoverboards currently meet the new, updated safety standards.. but the company says it has come up with the technology to meet those standards. and mike alger will have a look at your forecast, coming up. the reno bighonrs sit a top the standings as the season is winding down... i'm dallas colodny and hear from them coming up in sports. plus, in tonight's health watch... when you think of the hospital... you might think it's as sterile as it gets. but hear why one woman encourages
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even more... in tonight's health
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every year, tens of thousands of americans die from infections they pick up at hospitals. so in tonight's health watch... we have tips to protect yourself and your loved ones during your next hospital visit. heather brighton had a knee replacement in 2013. two days later she knew something was terribly wrong.
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attacks of diarrhea. i was in the bathroom every two minutes." she picked up a life-threatening infection called "c-diff" while recovering in the hospital. "you're not eating, youre dehydrated and losing tremendous amount of weight." it's estimated 1 in 25 patients contract an infection from the hospital. and tens of thousands die every year from those infections. betsy mccaughey founded the commitee to reduce infection deaths. she says patients need to be pro-active and protect themselves. most importantly make sure visitors and doctors wash their hands before coming near you. "its hard to do, people are intimidated by those white coats and nurses uniforms but you can be saving your life by asking them to do that." also doctors should wipe their stethescopes in between patients. research shows wiping down surfaces around the hospital bed can reduce some infections by as much as 80 percent. other steps patients can take: choose a hospital and surgeon with low
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and days before surgery, bathe with chlorhexidine soap, which can remove harmful bacteria you may be carrying on your skin. brighton calls her experience a big wakeup call. "i think hospitals try to make an effort to be as sterile as possible.. but i think more needs to be done." she says patients need to be their own best advocates. doctors say more than a half-million people get c-diff infections yearly at hospitals. patients on antibiotics are more susceptible to c-diff because antibiotics kill off intestinal bacteria. for a closer look, go to ktvn.com and click on the health watch icon. let's check in on the roads with our traffic reporter chaison dean in the alice 96 point 5 traffic center. watch out for some heavy traffic on 395 from i80 to mccarren.
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and 580 northbound from south meadows parkway to the meadowood mall exit. but luckily there are no accidents or incidents to report so please continue to drive safely. i'm chaison dean and that's your traffic, "channel 2 news continues with chief meteorologist mike alger's pinpoint 2 forecast, broadcast certified by the american meteorological society!" this will be a very mild and uneventful weather week. a large ridge of high pressure is building in offshore which will deflect the energy of any pacific storms up to our north. temperatures will climb from the mid-50s tuesday into the upper 60s by the end of the work week before a low energy system moves in over the
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chance of a shower on saturday. this will be a very mild and uneventful weather week. a large ridge of high pressure is building in offshore which will deflect the energy of any pacific storms up to our north. temperatures will climb from the mid-50s tuesday into the upper 60s by the end of
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energy system moves in over the weekend, giving us only a slight chance of a shower on
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kristen and landon thank mike. the reno bighorns are sitting on top of the western conference
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"now, here's sports director garrett dearborn, with channel 2 sports" the reno bighorns are playing really well this season in fact with only about a month and half left on their schedule and they sit atop the western conference standings.... dallas colodny went out to practice this afternoon to find out their what the secret to their success is. when you go to a reno bighorns game you can pretty much expect them to break the century mark every time out. they are averaging 122 points a game this
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from 134 points a game last season... either way that is still a lot of points because in comparison their nba affiliate the sacramento kings average 107 points a game. but the bighorns have already eclipsed last season's win total and the guys say their improvement has come on the defensive end. "we have just become a lot more clear and consistent in what we are going to do and i think that helps with the buy in from the players they like to know exactly how we are going to defend certain actions. we have also scrapped the press this year so we have just given up a lot less uncontested shots at the rim which has certainly helped our defense." "i think that has really made the difference this year. last year we scored a lot of points, this year we score a lot of points but this year we keep the other team from scoring points too and you see the difference in our record." while most of these guys obviously want to get to or back to the nba, they say while they are down here in reno
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you just try to play basketball, forget about whatever circumstances there are. we just need to stay focused take it one day at a time and try and get better everyday." "definetly, when you come down here, you got to focus on defense and the individual parts of your game. like i always said the nba will see it and if they want you they will call you. we have a lot of fun on the court together smiling laughing joking around... so it makes the team easy to play for and easy to play with i think that is why we are winning we are having a good time." the bighorns will look to extend their western conference lead tomorrow morning when they host the erie bayhawks at 11am dallas colodny channel 2 sports. this past weekend was a big one for carson's krysta plamer and the wolf pack swimming and diving team they won a nevada second ever mountain west conference title team and palmer nailed down her second straight mountain west diver of the year honor.. head coach jian li you was named
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1 . fernley taking on elko -- kyrin allen steps in front of the pass for the steal -- he finishes in style with the jam. elko wins this one 2. carson and galena... here is noah peck on the drive to the hoop... he gets knocked down and flips it up and in plus the foul... but carson wins in overtime. 3.d1a north semis. as time expires in the second quarter...lowry's omar guerrero beats the clock with this deep layup... high off the glass... and carson is going to the finals winning 51-38. while the regular season is over, you can check out our sports, thank garrett. coming up... we'll have another look at your weather, stay with us.
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this will be a very mild and uneventful weather week. a large ridge of high pressure is building in offshore which will deflect the energy of any pacific storms up to our north. temperatures will climb from the mid-50s tuesday into the upper 60s by the end of the work week before a low energy system moves in over the weekend, giving us only a slight
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your next newscast starts at 6:30. until then you can stay informed by listening to our radio partners on >> pelley: an uber driver is charged today with six counts of murder in a saturday night n shooting spree. also tonight, cruz fires a top aide for posting a bogus video of rubio. >> every single day comes out of the cruz campaign that's c deceptive and untrue. >> drew: why did this mega-bus with 40 passengers burst into flames? >> the bus boomed and then boomed again and you see sparks and flames fly everywhere. >> pelley: and virginia mclaurinit waited more than a century for this moment.
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my life. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: this is our western edition. today a driver for uber, the online ride-hailing service, was charged with murdering six people in kalamazoo, michigan. prosecutors say 45-year-old jason dalton has confessed. the dead, apparently shot at random, range in age from 17 to 74. two others were wounded and anna werner has the details. >> the defendant did murder mary lou nye. >> reporter: it took nearly ten minutes for a kalamazoo judge to read the 16 counts against former uber driver jason brian dalton. >> the defendant did murder ba barbara hawthorne. >> reporter: dalton sat expressionless on closed circuits tv from his jail cell. >> do you understand the charges being made against you?

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